2024 theme is outer space

We’re thrilled to announce the LKDO Picture Book Writing Competition
Theme: Outer Space
Submission Deadline: End of Term 3
• Open to all children in Gympie Region
• Picture Book Audience Age: 4-year-olds
• Digital books: Dropbox (link below)
• Hardcopy: Gympie Regional Library, Attention: Curtis Dray

Prize: Professional printed copy for the winner and their school, and a copy available for loan from the Gympie Library.
The book will be professionally designed by our graphic designer to ready it for printing.
Judging: Based on the quality of illustrations, creativity & storyline. Age of author will be considered.

Shortlisted books will be showcased at LKDO in the Gympie Pavilion. Hardcopy submissions can be collected from the event.
We can’t wait to see your imaginative entries!

Good luck!

Check out our other activities 


Sophia Harris was the winner of the Best Book Award.

Axel Lohse was the winner of the Best Cover Award.


The authors of the short-listed selection of best books and best covers are Axel Lohse, Chloe Forbes, Kelly McIntrye (CCC Early Learning), Laykin St John, Lydia Milne, Phaedra Stephenson, Savannah Riley, Sophia Harris and Ariel, Ataliah and Lachlan Cooke.

The Winners of the Best Book Award will have 3 copies of their book printed. One for the Gympie library one for the school library (2 in your case as it is a group book). Glenbo the editor will work with the winners to finalise the print layout.

Runners up will receive a certificate and gift.

The winners of the Best Cover Award will be presented with a certificate and gift.

Winners announced on 2nd September at Event at 1:30pm on the Gympie Show Pavilion stage.

The shortlisted books will be on display at the event.




Drop off at any of the Gympie Regional Libraries

Envelop should be marked – Attention Curtis Dray



Upload digital book* to LKDO Dropbox

Name the file: (Contact person’s name) LKDO Picture Book Comp

*PDF files preferred.

Contact Little Kids Day Out

Admin Address:
20 Hilton Road, Gympie 4570

Event Address:
Pavilion building & grounds,
Gympie Show Grounds
Exhibition Road, Southside 4570

Phone: 0418 157 280

Email: littlekidsdayout@gmail.com

Message Us: